Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors come from different walks of life and artistic paths, all connected by their love for the arts and a passion to pay it forward.

They are Guitars Over Guns’ heart and soul, implementing and customizing our comprehensive curriculum that uses arts-based mentoring as a powerful intervention tool for young people.

Interested in joining our mentor team? Please contact our leadership below for more information:

Sarah Stephens
Programs Manager, Miami

Phil Jacobson
Community Partnerships Coordinator, Chicago

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Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson Guitar
Joel Aramis
Joel Aramis Bass
Marcelo Araujo-Cox
Marcelo Araujo-Cox Guitar & Production
Gregory “Q” Barreto
Gregory “Q” Barreto Guitar
Bryce Bottomly
Bryce Bottomly Guitar
Bertrand Boyd
Bertrand Boyd Creative Writing & Poetry
Iyana Brown-Bey
Iyana Brown-Bey Vocals
Janelle “Oliv Blu” Butler
Janelle “Oliv Blu” Butler Vocals & Dance
Ceeka Guitar
Kenneth Clair
Kenneth Clair Production
Antonio Correa
Antonio Correa Guitar & Vocals
“Ron Don” Dalrymple
“Ron Don” Dalrymple Drums & Production
Kamel Daniel
Kamel Daniel Vocals
Andre “Add-2” Daniels
Andre “Add-2” Daniels Director, Haven Studio
Jonathan “Beigewarrior” de Lavelanet
Jonathan “Beigewarrior” de Lavelanet Production
Brandon Douglas
Brandon Douglas Bass
Alejandro Elizondo
Alejandro Elizondo Guitar & Keys
Ifeanyi Elswith
Ifeanyi Elswith Vocals & Songwriting
Juner Etienne
Juner Etienne Keys
Zaria “Zeeniith” Evans
Zaria “Zeeniith” Evans Poetry & Creative Writing
Eli Feingold
Eli Feingold Vocals & Keys
Karen Feldner
Karen Feldner Vocals
Michelle Forman
Michelle Forman Founder, Alumni Vocal Ensemble
Jeremiah “RE@L” Fristoe
Jeremiah “RE@L” Fristoe Rap & Production
Joaquin Garcia
Joaquin Garcia Drums & Keys
Justine Garcia
Justine Garcia Vocals
Gene Paul Gayol
Gene Paul Gayol Director, Alumni Band & Camillus House Hope Choir
Alex “Tobias Black” Glover
Alex “Tobias Black” Glover Rap
Sean “Birdman” Gould
Sean “Birdman” Gould Guitar
Jalisa Faye Graham
Jalisa Faye Graham Vocals
David Gueringer
David Gueringer Keys & Production
Gerard Gueringer
Gerard Gueringer Rap & Production
Korian Hannah
Korian Hannah Drums
Danny Hayoun
Danny Hayoun Guitar
J Howard
J Howard Production & Drums
Kaley Howard
Kaley Howard Bass, Keys, Vocals & Drums
Chris Hyppolite
Chris Hyppolite Keys
Phil Jacobson
Phil Jacobson Guitar
Tim Jago
Tim Jago Guitar
Jefferson Joseph
Jefferson Joseph Guitar
Kenneth Leftridge Jr.
Kenneth Leftridge Jr. Keys & Production
Josh Levine
Josh Levine Keys
Tif “Boom” Lusan
Tif “Boom” Lusan Rap & Poetry
Brahm Masla
Brahm Masla Drums
Ryan Mayer
Ryan Mayer Guitar & Drums
Leo “DaVincci” Mayorga
Leo “DaVincci” Mayorga Rap
Diego Melgar
Diego Melgar Guitar
Mike Montero
Mike Montero Guitar, Keys & Percussion
Johann C. Muñoz
Johann C. Muñoz Visual Art
Stephanie Paige
Stephanie Paige Vocals
Ron Parks
Ron Parks Rap
Jean Petit-Homme
Jean Petit-Homme Keys & Drums
Lula Rios
Lula Rios Vocals
John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez Drums
Kelly Schenk
Kelly Schenk Vocals
Jarmiah “Heart Cry” Scott
Jarmiah “Heart Cry” Scott Poetry
Mirza Shams
Mirza Shams Keys & Production
Jackson Shepard
Jackson Shepard Guitar, Bass & Keys
Dexter Sims
Dexter Sims Guitar & Bass
Corinne Stevie
Corinne Stevie Rap
Adam “Eleven” Stein
Adam “Eleven” Stein Guitar & Bass
Kaylee Stenberg
Kaylee Stenberg Guitar & Bass
Alyssa Stoner
Alyssa Stoner Vocals
Dennis Thompson
Dennis Thompson Production
St. James Valsin
St. James Valsin Guitar & Spoken Word
Camilo Velez
Camilo Velez Production